The Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation in collaboration with Vorres Museum proudly present the large retrospective exhibition: "Jannis Spyropoulos" A new century for the classic abstracionist.

For the occasion of the hundredth birthday of this significant visual artist, dozens of works from the Foundation as well as from important private collections, are going to be exhibited at the Vorres Museum following the long painting development of the internationally renown artist.

The exhibition composes an in depth view of the rich accomplishments of the most systematic and consequent exponent of abstraction in Greece. Chronologically ordered it dissects all stages of J.Spyropoulos unique journey, documenting 50 years of dedicated visual creation, a hand worker who in an absolutely personal style with boldness and dedication, attempted the depiction of the absolute invisible! He used to say: "I spread out darkness to capture the light" and indeed he was talking about the radiance he achieved to see, capture and paint.

100 years from his birth, but also 54 years after the 'Premio Unesco' award during the 30th Venice Biennale, this exhibition comes as a reminder of the importance and timelessness of this classic abstractionist.

Within the exhibition a video will be shown, with works of all the artists who have been honored with the Spyropoulos Award in the last 25 years. There will be various events planned as well as educational programs for school students.



Private View: Monday 31 March at 19.30

Duration: 31 March - 30 June 2014

Opening Hours: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.